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Wide play taking shape for USWNT at qualifying

Wide play taking shape for USWNT at qualifying

Jeff Kassouf October 25, 2014 31

PHILADELPHIA – It’s all about the process, U.S. women’s national team coach Jill Ellis reiterates. The process of qualifying for the World Cup. The process of developing the team’s play and system. The process

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Cuellar on resting players: ‘Hopefully it works’

Cuellar on resting players: ‘Hopefully it works’

Dan Lauletta October 24, 2014 14

PHILADELPHIA  —  He didn’t exactly say it, but he may as well have.  Mexico coach Leo Cuellar was faced with a fascinating choice Friday night at PPL Park.  He could play his absolute best

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Waldrum after loss:  ‘I believe we will qualify’

Waldrum after loss: ‘I believe we will qualify’

Dan Lauletta October 24, 2014 4

PHILADELPHIA — It was equal parts heartbreaking and heartwarming.  Trinidad and Tobago’s head coach Randy Waldrum sat at the podium following a gut-wrenching loss in penalty kicks to Costa Rica, and restated his firm

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Confident Costa Rica one win from first World Cup

Confident Costa Rica one win from first World Cup

Jeff Kassouf October 24, 2014 1

PHILADELPHIA — Costa Rica has never qualified for a Women’s World Cup, but the Ticas are one win away from doing so in what has already been a historic tournament for the country. And

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Rampone set for historic 300th USWNT appearance

Rampone set for historic 300th USWNT appearance

Jeff Kassouf October 24, 2014 10

PHILADELPHIA — Defender Christie Rampone is set to make her 300th appearance for the United States women’s national team in Friday’s World Cup qualifying semifinal against Mexico, a feat only one other player in

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Canada grooming young stars for 2015 World Cup

Canada grooming young stars for 2015 World Cup

Harjeet Johal October 24, 2014 5

EDMONTON, Canada — The future looks extremely bright for the Canadian women’s national team. Kadeisha Buchanan has all the tools to be an exceptional central defender for years to come. The 18-year-old Brampton, Ontario,

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Trinidad and Tobago captain sees World Cup berth as agent of social change

Trinidad and Tobago captain sees World Cup berth as agent of social change

Jeff Kassouf October 23, 2014 4

PHILADELPHIA – Two weeks ago, most of Trinidad and Tobago’s women’s soccer players arrived in the Dallas with $500 that had to last them for a week. Food, lodging, transportation – everything. Head coach

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USWNT, Mexico meet again in WC qualifying semis

USWNT, Mexico meet again in WC qualifying semis

Jeff Kassouf October 23, 2014 11

PHILADELPHIA – Four years ago the United States nearly missed out on the World Cup. It’s a tale told many times since, but Friday’s rematch with Mexico in the semifinals of World Cup qualifying

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World Cup berths on the line this weekend

World Cup berths on the line this weekend

Dan Lauletta October 23, 2014 19

The history of women’s soccer in the CONCACAF region will change forever this weekend. Over the first six World Cups only the United States, Canada, and Mexico have represented the confederation in the World

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Mexico needs ‘perfect game’ in semifinal vs. USWNT

Mexico needs ‘perfect game’ in semifinal vs. USWNT

Jennifer Gordon October 23, 2014 32

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The CONCACAF Women’s Championship hasn’t gone to plan for the team that was expected to take Group B. Mexico found itself in an uneasy position after dropping its first group game

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